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Old 12-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #11
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For your purposes one gallon is fine for steeping except for the thermal conservancy or lack thereof. In other words it will lose heat more quickly than 3 gallons of water heated to 150.

Late addition simply means adding the extract at the end of the boil. This gets you a couple things: better hops utilization and less caramelization.

So about 10 minutes left in the boil?


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Old 12-22-2008, 08:45 PM   #12
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I bet over-carbonation, especially for the mouthfeel. A beer will feel thinner then the more carb is in it. Did you use 5 oz of corn sugar for all the batches?



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Old 12-22-2008, 09:08 PM   #13
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So about 10 minutes left in the boil?
Great question, I have been wondering about that as well, any good resources out there about the benefits of late additions and when to add the extract?
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:36 PM   #14
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10 minutes is fine. Some people (me included) do it at flameout.

Plenty of threads here discussing it Spy.

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What were the temps it fermented at?

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What were the temps it fermented at?
I can't say for sure as I didn't monitor it closely but I'm guessing 64-67F. I ferment in my basement in plastic bucket fermenters.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #17
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I just wanted to add that I don't think it's a fermentation issue because it's always gotten going within 12 hours of pitching and lasted 4-7 days, no worries there.



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